Aug 272015

Del Tha Funky Homosapien- Mistadobalina

This track from Del’s 1991 debut album I Wish My Brother George Was Here, was his biggest solo hit. He has, however, had an incredible career that has continued to the present day.

He got his start working with his cousin Ice Cube writing lyrics for Da Lench Mob before releasing his first two solo albums. In 1999 he teamed up with Dan the Automator and Kid Koala to form Deltron 3030 which produced two successful albums, one in 2000, the other in 2013. Dan the Automator produced the Gorillaz self-titled album and put Del on two of the singles “Clint Eastwood” and “Rock the House”. Del continues to work on solo projects as well.  His most recent release was in 2014 of Iller Than Most which is free to listen to on Soundcloud.

Del Tha Funky Homosapien is playing at the Echoplex this Friday 8/28/15, with DJ Qbert and DJ Nobody with Los Angeles based street artist Mear One live painting.

Aug 272015

Fool’s Gold- The Dive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/27-8/30/15)-


Fool’s Gold is playing at the Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select- $3 with RSVP, $12 w/o-

At the Central Library downtown, filmmaker Laura Gabbert and food critic Jonathan Gold will be guest speakers for Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table, a discussion of the way food is used in the movies (free but standby only)-

The Women’s Center for Creative Work and the Craftswoman House will be showing Vega Darling’s documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles-


YACHT/5 Every Day (the app they created) are hosting Friday Flights at The Getty with a list of collaborators that includes Yung Jake and a video premiere and installation by the band ($10 to park after 5pm, $15 before, with free admission to the museum)-

Del the Funky Homosapien is at the Echoplex with DJ Qbert and street artist Mear One live painting-

LA Live’s Dark Nights event returns with  $5 food and drink specials, live art installations and performances, music, a market, fire dancers and more (free)-

Cold Showers are playing with Dunes at The Echo-


Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a panel on lifestyle and commercial photography with Gray Malin, Natalie James, Lauren Randolph and Stephanie Todaro and moderated by Ilana Saul (11am-1pm -$10)-

Not to be confused with Fool’s Gold the band (listed above), Fool’s Gold Records is having its Day Off concert with headliners A-Trak, Action Bronson and Travi$ Scott at the Shrine-

On the more quiet end of the performance spectrum,Temporary Space LA is having “An Early evening of Ambient” with performances by Daniel Lanois + Rocco Deluca, Musician’s Friend [Brian Foote + M. Geddes Gengras] and Ken Camden, as well as an open bar (free but RSVP)-

Nearby LACMA is having their late night party- Muse ‘til Midnight feat. Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with DJ’s in the galleries and a party in the plaza ($45 for nonmembers/$35 with membership)-


Thomas Dang, an artist in the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s excellent exhibition of art made by veterans, will be there all day with his pottery wheel giving demonstrations and talking about his ceramic work-

Cinefamily is showing Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women, his exploration of female identity starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall-

It’s the last weekend to see Much Ado About Nothing as part of Griffith Park’s Shakepeare Festival (free)-

Aug 202015

Ariel Pink- Dayzed Inn Daydreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/20-8/23/15)-


Ariel Pink is playing along with The Mynabirds at the Santa Monica Pier (free)-

As part of Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival they are showing Her Aim is True, Karen Whitehead’s film about the incredible life of photographer Jini Dellaccio, with the director in person-

If you’re a fan of louder bands METZ, Retox and Obliterations are playing at The Echo-


Hop Along are playing a free show at the Ace Hotel Downtown starting at 5pm- and later there is an FYF Fest Pre Party in the theater lobby of the hotel with Purity Ring DJ’ing (but RSVP if you are going) –

It’s the last of the Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden programs-

Odd Nights, The Autry’s free monthly market, fashion, food event is back with Omniflux and The Controversy performing-


YACHT are performing at Blum & Poe gallery as part of A.L.Steiner’s exhibition Come & Go–

El Segundo Museum of Art is having a free movie night with two films about the artist Joseph Beuys and includes a discussion with an educator, quick draw activities, popcorn and soft drinks-

Hundred Waters are the performers for this week’s Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center-

It’s the last of the Chinatown Summer Nights with bands, djs, food and more-

Saturday and Sunday

Two day tickets are still available for FYF Fest and there are a lot of great bands playing both days including Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Run the Jewels, D’Angelo &The Vanguard, Thee Oh Sees, FKA Twigs, Mikal Cronin and many more-


Griffith Park’s Shakespeare Festival has Much Ado About Nothing, this time taking place in Italy in 1945-

Aug 132015

Hibou- Glow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/13-8/16/15)-


Dancehall DJ and singer Sister Nancy of Bam Bam fame, is performing at the Santa Monica Pier with Jesse Royal-

Downtown ArtWalk is back for its once a month event-

The New Original Works Festival continues at REDCAT theater (ends Saturday)-


Hibou is opening for Cayucas at The El Rey-

Buzzfeed’s Hollywood Campus is having an outdoor screening of Empire Records with several of the actors from the film present for a Q&A (free with RSVP)-

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing the Club Nokia-

Friday and Saturday

Classical Remix Weekend is happening at California Plaza as part of the Grand Performances programs. Friday features Mark De Clive Lowe and Saturday features Daedelus-


Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s live presentation of his new work “MANTRA” is happening at Blum & Poe gallery in Culver City-

Cold War Kids are playing the last of KCRW’s free outdoor concerts at Annenberg Space for Photography- RSVP for entrance-

The English Beat are playing at the Roxy-

Perform Chinatown: Rush Hour is a free all day performance art festival-

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate Japanese American culture in Little Tokyo as part of Nisei Week with exhibits, dance and musical performances and more. There is also a parade Sunday evening-


homeLA’s dance performance will take place in an apartment in Highland Park this time. There is a limit of 8 people inside per performance which will take place on the hour from noon-8pm-

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)-

Echo Park Rising is a music event featuring multiple stages and venues with a HUGE lineup- highlights include Dengue Fever, Man or Astroman?,Fever the Ghost, Hanni El Khatib, Hannibal Buress, Tennis System, Happyness, and Tropical Popsicle. Free with a $25 VIP (for all three days) if you are feeling fancy-

Berserktown II music festival is taking place at The Observatory in Santa Ana with a big lineup that includes Thee Oh Sees and a reunited Royal Trux-